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Happy Friday, Victoria!

From incredible outdoor stargazing to the 25th annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, there’s plenty of fun things to do!

Get your weekend started right with these 5 things to do in and around Victoria today.

The Crash Test Dummies 

The Crash Test Dummies’ second performance on Vancouver Island kicks off tonight!

Head down to the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney for a performance from one of Canada’s most iconic 90s folk/rock bands.

  • When: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Avenue

Free-B 2019: Legally Blonde

It’s time for another FREE outdoor summer movie at Beacon Hill Park!

Tonight’s movie is the 2001 classic Legally Blonde, starring Reese Witherspoon.

  • When: 9:00 p.m. to 10:40 p.m.
  • Where: Cameron Bandshell at Beacon Hill Park, Chestnut Row

Star Gaze

Head down to the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites for an evening of incredible stargazing!

Explore the night sky away from city light pollution using large telescops brought in by the Royal Astronomical Society. Kids can also create star-themed crafts, listen to traditional storytelling, and gather around a large campfire for stories and songs (feel free to bring your own musical instrument!).

  • When: 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Where: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road

Aeriosa – Majestic Peaks

Take a stroll through Saxe Point Park for a spectacular evening of aerial dance performances that weave through the massive tress of the park.

The beauty of Canada’s west coast mixes with incredible choreography high in the air above you. If you can’t make it tonight, don’t worry, there will be another performance on Saturday. Don’t forget to bring your own seating!

  • When: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Saxe Point Park, Esquimalt

25th Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

The 25th annual Victoria Dragon Boat Festival kicks off its three day run today!

Cheer on dragon boat teams compete for special 25-year-commemorative medals and pins, plus cash prizes ranging from $250 to $2500 all in downtown Victoria’s Harbour!

  • When: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Harbour